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Meeting No. 35
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Standing Committee on International Trade met at 11:39 a.m. this day, in Room 214, Wellington Building, the Chair, Lee Richardson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Guy André, Hon. Navdeep Bains, Ron Cannan, Serge Cardin, Sukh Dhaliwal, Peter Julian, John Maloney, Larry Miller, Joyce Murray and Lee Richardson.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Michael Holden, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: David Plunkett, Director General, Bilateral and Regional Trade Policy; Marvin Hildebrand, Director, Bilateral Market Access; Ton Zuijdwijk, General Counsel, Trade Law Bureau. Department of Finance: Christine Wiecek, Senior Economist, Tariffs and Market Access. Department of Industry: Chummer Farina, Director General, Aerospace, Defence and Marine Branch. Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food: Chantal Sicotte, Senior Trade Policy Analyst (Europe), Eastern Hemisphere Trade Policy, Market and Industry Services Branch.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, May 28, 2008, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-55, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Republic of Iceland, the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Kingdom of Norway and the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Swiss Confederation.

Navdeep Bains moved, — That the Committee do now adjourn.


The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 3.


At 11:43 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jacques Lahaie
Clerk of the Committee

2008/06/10 12:16 p.m.